Industrial/Organizational Psychology Careers

Industrial/organizational psychologists work with corporations, institutions and organizations to build healthier workplaces, hire and retain good employees, manage change and provide scientific research that can be used by management to develop strategies and make qualified decisions.

Types of positions include:

  • Human performance consultant
  • Human resources generalist
  • I/O psychologist
  • Management consultant
  • Organizational consultant
  •  Executive coach

 A fast-growing field, industrial/organizational psychology is projected to grow 53% between 2012 and 2020. The median wage for industrial/organizational psychologists is $83,580.*

While industrial/organizational psychology is currently a non-licensure field, many jobs require a graduate level education.

*Source:,, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 Edition


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